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Some 30 horses die in stable fire outside Chicago

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:38
More than 30 horses died in a stable fire in suburban Chicago over the weekend, with distraught owners of the animals arriving Sunday to lay flowers at the site, a fire department official said.

UMO’s ‘Fail Better’ succesfully channels Samuel Beckett

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:37
A review of UMO Ensemble’s “Fail Better: Beckett Moves UMO,” which played recently at ACT Theatre.

Art in a Whisky Glass, Neatly Explained

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:32
After having a Scotch years ago, a photographer saw beauty at the bottom. Then he got interested in the science behind the patterns.

Democrats name 3 finalists to host 2016 convention

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats narrowed the list of contenders for their 2016 national convention to three cities on Monday, announcing the party's next presidential candidate will be formally nominated in New York City, Philadelphia or Columbus, Ohio.

Obama urges peaceful protest in Ferguson after grand jury decision: White House

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday President Barack Obama urged any protests in Ferguson, Missouri, to be peaceful after a grand jury's decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. The grand jury in the St. Louis suburb has made its decision, according to media reports, but it has not yet been announced. (Reporting by Will Dunham)

North Cascades, Chinook, Cayuse passes closed

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:31
The Associated Press

Sawant says she's voting "no" on Seattle budget

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:31
There will be a rare "no" vote Monday when the Seattle City Council adopts the city's new budget for 2015 and 2016.

Scientology documentary coming to HBO

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:31
This should be interesting, to say the least: Busy documentarian Alex Gibney, who won an Oscar for "Taxi to the Dark Side," is completing a documentary that examines the Church of Scientology and its Hollywood connections, based on the 2013 book "Going Clear" by Lawrence Wright. The film, also calle

One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:31
One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.

U.S. housing finance regulator leaves loan limits mostly unchanged

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:30
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. housing finance regulator said on Monday it would leave unchanged next year the maximum loan size that government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can guarantee. The Federal Housing Finance Agency said in a statement it will allow the two mortgage finance giants to purchase loans of up to $417,000 for single-unit properties in all but 46 U.S. counties next year. Loan limits will rise in the 46 counties due to rising home values in those markets, the FHFA said. ...

Mural of officer killed by Abu-Jamal dedicated

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:21

Maureen Faulkner, widow of slain Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, embraces Joe McGill who prosecuted Mumia Abu-Jamal for the murder of her husband, underneath a new mural of him, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Philadelphia. The mural is painted on the side of the police station Faulkner worked at in the Chinatown section of the city. Daniel Faulkner was shot to death by Mumia Abu-Jamal on a downtown street in 1981. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than three decades after Officer Daniel Faulkner was gunned down on a city street by Mumia Abu-Jamal, officials on Monday unveiled a mural memorializing the officer at the police district headquarters to which he was assigned.

Sports Personality shortlist named

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:19
Ten contenders are named on the shortlist for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on 14 December.
Categories: BBC World News

Man crawls from ravine days after fall broke legs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:02
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A man who broke both legs when he fell into a northwestern New Mexico ravine crawled out onto a highway nearly three days later and was helped by a driver, authorities said.

US death sparks replica gun law call

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:00
The fatal shooting by US police of a 12-year-old boy brandishing a replica gun in a playground prompts calls for the guns to be more clearly marked.
Categories: BBC World News

Iran nuclear talks deadline extended

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 02:58
The deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran is extended to the end of June after talks in Vienna failed to reach a comprehensive agreement.
Categories: BBC World News

Sturridge will return 'soon enough'

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 02:56
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says his injury troubles are making him stronger and he will be back "soon enough".
Categories: BBC World News

Detroit eyes bankruptcy exit in second week of December: attorney

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 02:51

A man walk past graffiti in DetroitDETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit is eying a date between Dec. 8 and 10 for its debt adjustment plan to take effect, allowing the city to exit the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy, an attorney said on Monday. Heather Lennox, Detroit's attorney with law firm Jones Day, told U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes that the city expects to complete a budget that incorporates the plan during the first week of December, clearing the way for the completion of financing to fund key creditor settlements. Rhodes, who confirmed the city's plan on Nov. 7, did not set an effective date at Monday's hearing. ...

Video of Cleveland police shooting released to family representatives

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 02:50
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Cleveland officials said on Monday they have released a video recording of the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy by police to representatives of the boy's family, and will eventually release it to the public. Tamir E. Rice was shot by police on Saturday after he brandished a pellet gun at a Cleveland recreation center. He died of his injuries on Sunday. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said at a news conference that the Rice family had been invited to see the video, but had declined. ...